Groups Affected in 1929-1945

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In History
  • Farmers During the Great Depression

    Farmers During the Great Depression
    Farmers in Canada suffered greatly during the great depression due to unfortunate economic and weather events. The stock market crash led crop prices to drop significantly, causing some farmers to go bankrupt and lose their farms. On top of the economic struggle, weather conditions worsened for farmland, such as a 10 year drought from no rain, dust storms blowing seeds away, and grasshopper storms eating leftover crops.
  • Continuity or change

    For farmers during the great depression, it was a change because farmers had a reliable income and consumers until the great depression, when unfortunate economic and weather events put them out of business.
  • Chinese immigration during the great depression

    Chinese immigration during the great depression
    Immigration rates into Canada dropped significantly during the great depression because the number of immigrants the Canadian government allowed into the country also plummeted. This is because job options were limited and the government didn't want to have to support anymore people. Chinese people were lastly prioritized when it came to immigration into Canada, so it was extremely difficult to enter Canada as a Chinese person. Deportation also increased because there were fewer jobs to offer.
  • Continuity or change

    Limited Chinese immigration into Canada was continuity because they have always been at the bottom of the list and have been prioritized last.
  • Farmers during WW2

    Farmers during WW2
    As more young male farmers were getting drafted to the military, Canadian farms started to lose their workforce. The demand for agricultural goods increased as all the soldiers needed to be fed while oversea, so farmers were working extra hard with fewer workers. Fortunately for farmers, between 1940 and 1945, their network had increased from $4.4 billion to $12.3 billion because of the increase in crop demand and sales.
  • Continuity or change

    In World War 2, it was continuity for farmers because during the first world war, they faced the same events as well. During both wars, young male farmers were fighting, leaving farmers with less workers and higher demands.
  • Jews flee the Holocaust

    Jews flee the Holocaust
    During world war 2, Jews in Germany were experiencing a mass genocide from 1941-1944. The Nazis, lead by Adolf Hitler, were taking away their rights, isolating massive groups of Jewish people and were taken to their deaths in concentration camps. When Jewish Refugees came to Canada, they were prevented from entering because of immigration laws leaving Jews as a last priority. The first female senator, Cairine Wilson was one of the only people to stand up for the freedom of Jews.
  • Continuity or change

    The holocaust was a major change for Jewish people because getting killed in concentration camps was not part of their daily lives. They have been discriminated against before, but not that extreme. These camps were very secreted, so help only came at the end of World War 2.
  • black Canadians fight in WW2

    black Canadians fight in WW2
    During the first world war in 1914-1918, black Canadians weren't allowed to fight in the army, because they weren't trusted with weapons. Eventually, black people were given manufacturing jobs, but still weren't allowed to fight. Leading to the second world war, black Canadians fought against discrimination, and were trusted enough to fight alongside the white soldiers. Many still helped manufacture supplies and weapons, and even some black women served in support roles.
  • Continuity or change

    Black Canadians being able to serve for Canada's military in world war 2 is a change because in the first world war, they weren't trusted enough to handle weapons, so they were given jobs to manufacture weapons and supplies for those who were fighting.
  • Japanese discrimination during WW2

    Japanese discrimination during WW2
    Every since Japan bombed pearl harbor in 1941, the government had a fear that Japanese Canadians would take part in invading BC with Japan. This fear led to discrimination along with the ongoing racism towards the Japanese that has been going on for almost a century. They were not allowed to vote, serve in the army, peruse certain professions, and had lower wages than others. The government detained 90% of Japanese Canadians from 1942 till the end of the war, in fear of a Japanese invasion.
  • Continuity or change

    The racism towards Japanese people was continuity since it was continued from almost a century ago, but detaining Japanese Canadians during World War 2, mostly in BC, was a change. The Canadian government acted out of fear and took away their businesses, impounded their fishing boats, and arrested many of them, interrupting their daily lives.
  • Bibliography

    Struthers, James. “The Great Depression in Canada.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 11 July 2013, Marsh, James H. “Japanese Canadian Internment: Prisoners in Their Own Country.” Japanese Canadian Internment: Prisoners in Their Own Country | The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 Feb. 2012, in early 1942, the,of the Second World War
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    Canada, Veterans Affairs. “History.” Black Canadians in Uniform - A Proud Tradition - Remembering Those Who Served - Remembrance - Veterans Affairs Canada, 19 Feb. 2020, Ganzel, Bill. Farmers Produce More Food for War in World War II, note: I don't know how to change the order and placement of the events.
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    “Why Did Hitler Hate the Jews?” Anne Frank Website, 24 Feb. 2020, “Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.” Deportation from Canada during the Great Depression | Pier 21,
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    “Farm Families/Farms.” Pinterest, 19 Feb. 2013, “Chinese Immigration Act.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 7 Mar. 2017, “Women's Land Army.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Mar. 2021,'s_Land_Army
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    Blakemore, Erin. “A Ship of Jewish Refugees Was Refused US Landing in 1939. This Was Their Fate.”, A&E Television Networks, 4 June 2019, mahamabedi1. “'They Fought to Fight': How Black Canadians Battled Racism to Serve the Country.” Global News, Global News, 20 Dec. 2019,
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    Bains, Camille. “Japanese Canadians Push for Apology from B.C. Government over Internment Camps.” Global News, Global News, 21 July 2019,